Mercedes Benz e class: an autobahn cruiser for the modern senile grandparent.
My Mercedes is a very reliable vehicle as it is still running strong. I have a had problems with the brakes and fuel pump as well as a slew of electrical problems; however, this is expected at two hundred thousand miles for any luxury vehicle. My car is the base model which, for 2006, was outfitted with a 3. 5 liter v6. While I am sometimes underwhelmed with the mere 268 hp, I feel that the average buyer would be perfectly happy with the sedan’s acceleration. Ride quality is among the best I have experienced with even the most turbulent roads becoming only slight discomforts. The car is rated at 19 mpg city and 27 hwy. I have managed much higher and lower than these numbers, depending on driving style; the average driver should expect to see 22-24 combined. Because my car was originally sold as a fleet or rental vehicle, it has few advanced options. There are blank switches and dials for heated seats, adaptive cruise and folding rear seats. However, I do enjoy many standard features such as a sunroof/moonroof, dual zone automatic climate control, cruise control, 8 way power seats, and rain sensing wipers.